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Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec Saves The Day In Buffalo March 29, 2008

I’m so tired I feel like I’m getting sleep-deprivation torture in a Saudi prison. It’s because I’m going to bed fairly late and getting up at 3:30 am to go to work. And today, at the ticket booth, I had trouble getting a guy’s credit card to work because the system was acting up, and finally, after it did work, the guy drove away and sarcastically said, “Thanks, you’re a real pro.” So I said “You’re welcome, you’re a real asshole.”

The Montreal-Buffalo game is on and it’s the end of the first period. Nothing really has happened so there’s nothing to report. So while I’m waiting for something to happen, I might as well say what I’m gonna say, and that is, “Mike’s an elevator mechanic. There’s a job that has it’s ups and downs.” BADDA BIN, BADDA BOOM!

Sorry. (This marks the eight thousandth time Mike has heard this.)

Montreal needs this game so I hope they’re regrouping in the dressing room. They need first overall for that prime spot in the playoffs, where they’d play in the first round, hopefully, Boston.

Buffalo is scratching and clawing for the final playoff spot, and if they reach it, they could play Montreal in the first round. So this is a team that’s desperate and hungry.

It’ll be interesting how this all plays out. Right now though, I’m tired.

A couple of small observations. I like the original Buffalo Sabres’ uniforms better than the ones they wear now. The ones now look like a cross between the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, George Jetson, and the Los Angeles Rams football team.sabres.jpg

But I really like how low the cameras are placed at the HSBC Arena. It’s just like the old days in Montreal and Toronto. And these cameras are about a mile closer than the ones in Tampa Bay.
Second period’s over. Kovalev just tied it up 1-1, finishing a nice Grabovsky play. I’m also thinking about what der Habinator said about Pete Rose should be in Cooperstown and I think so too. I also found it interesting what Mike said about how it would take an elevator mechanic 48 years to make the same money as what Patrick Roy turned down. Kinda makes you think.

Holy smokin arseholes! Tomas Plekanec scored two goals in the last two and a half minutes of the game to tie it, then Chris Higgins wins it in overtime.  They won it even though Habs fans in Buffalo sang the olay song. Maybe the song works after all.

Tomorrow night, it’s up the Queen E to Toronto. And I was thinking. If the team wants to make a side trip to Orillia before they need to play Ottawa on Tuesday, several of them could probably stay at my dad’s house on Elmer Ave. They’ll have to be quiet though. He’s 87 and goes to bed at seven. And they could go out for drinks at the Atherley Arms. I’m sure the peelers would get a charge out of it.

Montreal’s back on top in the east with 98 points. They finished with 90 points last year.


3 Responses to “Montreal’s Tomas Plekanec Saves The Day In Buffalo”

  1. Mike Williamson Says:

    Olay – – Olay Hey – – Hey goodbye
    Les Canadiens Sont La !!!!!

  2. der Habinator Says:


    Hehehe, crude but appropriate comeback.

    Glad U agreed with me on Rose – not many do.

    Spent the afternoon with a guy who knows dick-all about hoceky but is in a high dundeon re the Remparts brawl. Wants the young hoodlums tossed in the clink. Needless to say, I had fun.

    Mike, proportionaely speaking U earn as much more than me as Roy does than U. Hmmm, need a helper? Hehehe, course I’ve got a bad back so you’ll hve to do all the,well, work. But, hey, I’ll buzz-cut your mop ever few months.

    As for the game, Ha! Same old bs that has riled ;me forever. It goes like this: 1) Habs have won a shit-load of cups so let’s help out the other poor wankers, 2) more recently, gotta sell the hockey in the US – still pissed about the bs pulled on us in the Caroline series. So, poor Buff, the need to win therefore let’s skew the game in their favour as much as possible without being too too obvious. Reminded me of the Habs/Leafs games in the 60s when the Leafs were so `beloved’ of the refs. Well, we won but more importantly we shoed grit & character … an echo of the past? a sign of renaissance?

  3. danielleia Says:

    Trust me, we Sabre fans love our new jerseys about as much as… Ray Emery eliminating us from the playoffs. It amazes me how other fans around the league think we are offended when they call us “slugs” when we dubbed ourselves that name. We even went so far as signing a petitions. Ahh well, as long as I hear Rick Jeanerette saying “SCCOOOOORRRREEEE,” they could wear skin tight leopard print and I wouldn’t mind.

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